Summer has been going on in full swing and I have had a love hate relationship with it since I was a teenager. I love the bright, photogenic weather, ice-creams and evening walks but what I hate is the humidity and frizzy hair. I had really fine, long hair for the longest time (about 3 years) and I wanted a change. So I decided to muster up some courage and cut off about 8 inches of my hair and got a cool, chic bob haircut for the spring season. I have had it for a couple of months and plan on getting regular trims every few weeks. I have also been maintaining it till summer’s over and then I can finally start growing it a bit. I noticed a lot of changes in my hair routine since I’ve had this new haircut and I’ll take you through it step by step.
#1 Shampoo & Conditioner
I have been using the L’oreal Volumetry Shampoo once a week and I use Tresemme Climate Control Shampoo on the other days that I wash my hair which is usually 2 other times. I like how the salicylic acid based Volumtery shampoo clears my scalp because I have a naturally oily scalp. The Tresemme one keeps it balanced and prevents it from attracting too much moisture which can make it extra greasy on hot summer days. I use the matching tresemme conditioner, only a pea sized amount on my ends.
#2 Air Dry
The best part about having short hair is you can ditch the blow dryer if you have very little time to spare. My hair dries in under 15-20 mins and that’s the amount of time I need to get ready and leaves enough time at the end to do my hair. Everything fits my schedule perfectly and is a much healthier option for my tresses. I actually haven't used my hair dryer in a couple of months now,
#3 Serum/ Spray
While my hair is air drying, I like to spray some Toni & Guy Sea Salt Spray into my hair to give it a little bit of texture. I love how this particular one smells. It feels a little sticky when you first spray it on but it dries fast and gives my hair a messy look on days when I’m feeling lazy or running short of time. It’s super easy and a two second process (spray and scrunch) which makes it so handy even in the mornings. On days when I want to have smoother hair, I use the Ogx Brazilian Keratin Therapy Serum. Days when I'm going out or want to look a little more put together.
When I use the sea salt spray, I just brush it out a little and like to go for the au naturale and carefree look. This is basically my everyday routine. If I want a little bit more structure in my hair, I'll proceed to curl my hair and spray a little more beach spray to finish. On the Keratin Therapy Serum days, I’ll go ahead and straighten my hair. I use the Philips Salon Straight straightening iron. I have naturally straight hair so I don't really have to use hair spray on a daily basis and I do not prefer the crunchy feeling in my hair. All I need is the straightener to straighten out the wavy bits at the ends mainly caused by funny sleep patterns.
I have stopped using hair masks currently because it worked well on my longer hair but since I have shorter hair now, it weighs it down and makes the roots greasy. I use a natural oil treatment once a week or once in two weeks because it is quite effective. I mix a little bit of coconut oil with a few drops of any essential oil( lavender/teatree).